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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

IMAGE COMICS FOR DECEMBER

GOD COMPLEX #1

Written by Michael Avon Oeming and Daniel Berman, art by John Broglia, cover by Oeming.

Meet Paul, he's an everyday kind of guy. He's kinda tall, kinda strong and kinda not mortal at all. Paul is actually Apollo (no, really) in hiding... from his family... the ancient Greek gods. Paul's father (you know, Zeus) would rather see Paul dead than living as a mortal... So, for Paul, being a god is complex... and dangerous...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 2.

IMAGE UNITED #2

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and covers by Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino.

The greatest threat the Image Universe has ever faced makes his first move toward world domination! You can't miss this historic event as the original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with. Each page is an amazing jam piece -- it's a story told in a way never before attempted in comics.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

IMAGE UNITED #1 COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and covers by Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino.

This ultra-rare special edition of Image United #1 is limited to 3,000 copies and will feature an exclusive cover with a gold-foil embossed logo. Don't miss the opportunity to own this rare collectable comic commemorating the debut of this historic miniseries event!

32 pages, black and white, $10, in stores on Dec. 2. (Signed and numbered edition, $50).

FORGETLESS #1

Written by Nick Spencer, art and cover by W. Scott Forbes.

The Forgetless nightclub is the biggest party in New York, and now it's ending. But Sonia and Sara, struggling models turned professional killers, want to make sure it goes out with a bang. Derrick, a failed artist and hypnotist's assistant happens to be the unlucky guy caught in their crosshairs! From the creator/writer of Existence 2.0 and 3.0 comes a drug and sex-infused black comedy about surviving until last call.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 9.

HAUNT #3

Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Greg Capullo, Ryan Ottley and Todd McFarlane, covers by McFarlane and Ottley.

Daniel Kilgore now finds himself entrenched in his brother Kurt's secret life of espionage and murder. Finally the two of them meet someone who can explain their other-worldly situation and at long last a few secrets are revealed as we learn more about Haunt and what makes him tick.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 2.

DAWN: NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH

Written by Joseph Michael Linsner, art by Linsner and Eva Hopkins, cover by Linsner.

Dawn, Joseph Michael Linsner's take on classic Goddess mythology is back, for this all-new feature-length one-shot. Dawn has many faces and wears many masks: this time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, Linsner's hero character, is a Knight who saves her from a demon. After her rescue, Dawn takes Darrian to the faerie realm, where he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets. 2009 marks Dawn's 20th anniversary in print. This book celebrates that with pin-ups by such greats as Michael Golden, Adam Hughes and Michael Turner.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

THE NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: SILVER STREAK COMICS #24

Written by Erik Larsen, Paul Grist, Steve Horton and Michael T. Gilbert, art by Larsen, Grist, Alan Weiss and Gilbert, cover by Larsen.

The Golden Age Daredevil! Silver Streak! Captain Battle! The Claw! Some of the greatest creations from yesterday brought back to life by some of the greatest creators of today! Back at last! Golden Age greats revived for a modern audience! The Next Issue Project is an ongoing series of comics that continues a classic canceled title! All stories are complete, self-contained and cool as all hell! All books are Golden Age sized, but these aren't simply an homage to Golden Age comics: They're updated classics for a new generation by modern masters!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 9.

TANK GIRL: DARK NUGGETS

Written by Alan Martin, art and cover by Rufus Dayglo.

First in a line of special Tank Girl one-shots from Image! We find our heroine in a particularly dark mood as she battles her way through three stories: exorcising nostalgic demons; getting beaten up by her friends; and getting shot to pieces by a man named Duncan Cockskin. Meanwhile, her kangaroo partner Booga takes a trip to the psychiatrist after a harrowing ordeal in a donut shop. If you like your Tank Girl nasty then Dark Nuggets is just for you. Contains bad language, dirty jokes and 1970s game show hosts.

32 pages, black and white, $3.99.

NIGHT OF THE BEDBUGS HC

Written, art and cover by Paul Fricke.

A little girl's bedtime fears are calmed when a friendly bedbug and his pals join her for a pajama party, singing her to sleep with a soft lullaby. With images lively and colorful mixed with the rhythmic, rhyming text, Night of the Bedbugs is engaging fun for insomniacs of all ages.

32 pages, $12.99, in stores on Dec. 2.

AMORY WARS, VOL. 2: THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE TP

Written by Claudio Sanchez, art by Gabriel Guzman, cover by Tony Moore.

Collected at last: the second volume in the ongoing saga of The Amory Wars from Sanchez, concluding the story of The Second Stage Turbine Blade! Collects Amory Wars, Vol. 2 #1-6, plus exclusive story, "33."

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 9.

DEAD @17: AFTERBIRTH TP

Written, art and cover by Josh Howard.

In the latest chapter of the Dead @ 17 saga, Nara and Hazy face their darkest hour. The insidious Abraham Pitch has returned and plots to open the Abyss, while Nara's crusade against the Marked has disastrous consequences for those closest to her. Collects Dead @17: Afterbirth #1-4

104 pages, $12.99, in stores on Dec. 2

ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 2: FATAL DISEASES TP

Written by Richard Starkings, Jeph Loeb, Kurt Busiek and Joe Kelly, art by Moritat, Chris Burnham, Ian Churchill, Stuart Immonen, Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Phil Yeh, Rob Steen, Steve Buccellato, Boo Cook and Ladronn, cover by Cook.

A meteor falls in Santa Monica Bay, and the lives of Hip Flask, Ebony Hide, Obadiah Horn, Sahara and her father, Joshua Serengheti converge once again with far reaching consequences for all. Over ten issues worth of Elephantmen in one big package! Introduction by Pia Guerra. Collects Elephantmen #8-15, plus the Pilot issue and loads of extras!

312 pages, $24.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Rob Zombie, art and cover by various.

The highly sought-after trade is back in print with a brand new cover! Here's your second chance to enjoy the stories that inspired the animated feature headed to DVD this fall. Read all about the exploits of El Superbeasto, Suzi-X and Simon Deadmarsh! Collects Spookshow International #1-9.

288 pages, $19.99, in stores on Dec. 2.

PHONOGRAM, VOL. 2: THE SINGLES CLUB TP

Written by Kieron Gillen, art and cover by Jamie McKelvie.

The second series of Phonogram separates itself from the frenzied mob of adoring critics just long enough to transform into this handsome collected volume. Seven individual-yet-interconnected stories set in a single night in a single club, each staring a young phonomancer, each exploring a different mystery of music and magic. Includes a cover gallery and ýMaking Ofţ extras. We've put you on the guest list. Don't be late. This is one night you'll never forget. Collects Phonogram: The Singles Club #1-7.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

PVP, VOL. 7: PVP LEVELS UP TP

Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

Greetings, adventurer. Your quest is to venture deeper into the PvP archives than ever before. Are you brave enough to survive teenage man-crushes, magical lockboxes, marriage proposals, high-school reunions and an actual murder mystery? These are the dangers you must face if you wish to reach level seven of the Eisner winning comic strip. Enter at your own peril.

128 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 4 TP

Written by Todd McFarlane, art by McFarlane, Marc Silverstri and Greg Capullo, cover by Capullo.

Spawn smashed all existing records and became the most successful independent comic book ever published. Revisit classic characters and unforgettable Spawn stories written by McFarlane in Spawn Origins, Vov. 4. Collects Spawn #21-26.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 9.

SPAWN: ENDGAME, VOLUME 2 TP

Written by Todd McFarlane, art by Whilce Portacio, McFarlane and Greg Capullo.

The story of the all-new Spawn continues. A re-invention of Spawn as only Spawn creator McFarlane can tell it. Reprinting the monthly book that has accelerated the momentum created by the new creative team of Portacio and McFarlane. This collection also features the sold out, Spawn #193 by McFarlane and Capullo. Collects SPAWN #191-196

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 11 TP

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

No one is safe in the aftermath of the most shocking Walking Dead storyline yet. The remaining survivors continue the road to Washington DC, but not everyone will make it out alive. Collecting issues 61-66 of the New York Times best-selling series! Collects The Walking Dead #61-66.

136 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #22

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Jason Howard.

Mecha-Maid's life is torn apart as the greatest threat she's ever faced comes in the form of--her own daughter?! It's a story Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man knows all too well... and yet another common thread to bond this unlikely couple together. All this and more in the ramp-up to the monumental 25th issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

BOMB QUEEN VI #4

Written, art and cover by Jimmie Robinson.

"Oh, Bomb Ah!" conclusion! President Obama believes he can finally beat the scandalous Bomb Queen, but our favorite super villain is ready to show the world the true meaning of darkest evil. Don't miss this world-altering conclusion to Bomb Queen vs. Obama where nobody is safe and rivers of blood will flow in the streets.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 23.

CHEW #7

Written by John Layman, art and cover by Rob Guillory.

"International Flavor," part 2. Meet Lin Sae Woo. She's a covert operative for the United States Department of Agriculture, and one its most lethal assassins. She has the equivalent of black belts in four different disciplines of martial arts hand-to-hand combat and is equally deadly with swords, throwing knifes, sniper rifles and handguns. She'll make a corpse out of anybody who tries to stand between her and completion of her current assignment... and that includes that nosy F.D.A. agent with the creepy cibopath power, Tony Chu!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

COWBOY NINJA VIKING #3

Written by AJ Lieberman, art and cover by Riley Rossmo.

You know how Jason Bourne got ass kicked all over the globe and then came home to do the ass kickin'? Well CNV#3 is exactly like that only with Cowboy Ninja Viking... and an Amish dude.

24 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 16.

DARK KINGDOM #4

Written by Mark Kidwell, art by Tim Vigil and Jay Fotos, covers by Frank Frazetta, Vigil and Nat Jones.

Red Morden versus Death Dealer as the epic miniseries concludes in full panel-to-panel comic storytelling! Pulled beneath the swirling sands of the Isle of Thorns by a living statue of tentacles and steel, Red Morden awakens beneath the boiling skies of the Land of the Dead. Propelled by the rowing of a mysterious, skull-faced boatman, the berserker finds himself facing the end of his quest amidst the blood red waves. And on a lost beach littered with skulls, rusted armor and the ghosts of the battle slain, Morden will face his greatest challenge-an unstoppable engine of destruction in black chain mail and a horned helmet.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

EXISTENCE 3.0 #2

Written by Nick Spencer, art and cover by Ron Salas.

The Kindred Group is closing in on the only living prototype of the consciousness transfer process, dispatching a mysterious young assassin who seems to know something about switching bodies himself. Meanwhile, an old enemy from Sly's past emerges to make things even deadlier!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 16.

FALL OUT TOYWORKS #4

Written by Brett Lewis, art and cover by Sami Basri, Sunny Cho and Imaginary Friends Studios.

"Tiffany Blues," part 4. Why Would Anyone Care About Another Dream? The battle between the Baron and the Toymaker escalates as armies of toys are built to do battle. But as war heats up, Tiffany, the subject of their fallout faces a nightmare of her own.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 2.

G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS #5

Written, art and cover by Chris Giarrusso.

G-Man and Great Man embark on a quest to regain their lost powers. Facing opposition and peril at every turn, their toughest challenge may be putting up with each other.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 9.

GODLAND #31

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Tom Scioli.

Book Thirty One -- Prophcy. PLUSˇR@dur-Rezz is out to assassinate all reality -- and it seems as though Adam Archer has crossed the known universe to stop him! But with the Earth left unprotected, who will defend humanity against the threat of the Almighty Decimators? That's right... Plural!

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

INVINCIBLE #69

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Ryan Ottley and Fco Plascencia.

Everything is different now! Who is Universa?! Why did she come to this planet in search of the one called Invincible? What does it have to do with the impending Viltrumite Invasion?! And why did she decide to come now, on the eve of an attack from the Sequids? The answers to all these questions and even more questions piled on top of them -- in this issue of Invincible!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE #3

Written by Benito Cereno, art and cover by Nate Bellegarde and Bill Crabtree.

Picking up right where the first Atom Eve mini-series left off! See the secret origin of Rex Splode! See what shaped him into the man who tragically sacrificed himself in the Invincible War. Don't miss the stunning conclusion to this hit miniseries!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

JERSEY GODS #10

Written by Glen Brunswick, art by Dan McDaid, cover by Mike Allred.

"The Abondoned," conclusion. The stunning conclusion: Which God will die? What will this shake-up mean to the surviving members of the Jersey Gods universe?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 16.

KING CITY #5

Written, art and cover by Brandon Graham.

Joe and Pete set up a stakeout across from a ninja school...and a restaurant filled with demonic cannibals. There may not be enough turtle soda and old cop movies to prepare them for the fight ahead... Don't miss the next chapter of Brandon Graham's saga of weird!

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 23.

PROOF #27

Written by Alexander Grecian, art by Chris Grine, cover by Riley Rossmo and Grine.

"Who Killed the Dover Demon?" Part One. Surrounded by the world's deadliest creatures, Elvis and Ginger investigate a crime scene on the grounds of The Lodge. Meanwhile, Proof faces an escalating problem with a monster in The Habitat.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 16.

SAVAGE DRAGON #155

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

"Dragon War," part one. Overlord, leader of the notorious Vicious Circle, uses Dragon's blood to create an invincible army of Savage Dragons to take over Chicago! And the Dragon from Dark World gains his freedom. Angel and Malcolm have nowhere to turn as all breaks loose!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 2.

SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #4

Written by John Wagner, art and cover by Camilla D'Errico.

Things look grim for Billy! First, the Light Crystal stolen, then a Sky Pirates attack, and now Suma has been taken to Forgotten Isle. If Billy is going to find Suma, stop the Witch Queen and save Racket, he's going to need to start relying on his friends.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

SPAWN #199

Written by Todd McFarlane, art and cover by McFarlane and Greg Capullo.

The newest villain to the title continues to wear down Spawn's sanity. At the same time, heaven and hell mount their attacks. Get ready for the big climax in the anniversary 200th issue!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Dec. 23.

UNDERGROUND #4

Written by Jeff Parker, art and cover by Steve Lieber.

Interest above ground explodes when a body is pulled out of Stillwater Cave. Deep inside and searching for a way out, Wesley leads Seth into a section she's never explored for good reason: It's almost always underwater!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 16.

VIKING #5

Written by Ivan Brandon, art and cover by Nic Klein.

Season One finale! Two brothers, one covered in the other's blood. The extremely violent and harrowing ending to Viking Season One.

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

THE WALKING DEAD #68

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

Another stranger is encountered on the way to Washington. The information this man brings could change everything for the survivors.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 9.



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